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d. Relief. One month prior to an SM/CM being relieved, a
letter of nomination for replacement shall be sent to CNATRA for
review and designation.
Stage/Course Manager Responsibilities
a. General. The SM/CM is a vital link in maintaining
quality training which equates to a high standard of fleet
readiness. The overall job is to ensure training concurs with
fleet feasibility and that instruction simulates fleet
experience. By remaining attached to their units, SM/CMs are
able to witness the credibility and deficiencies of instruction
in the actual flying environment while occupying a position to
encourage and promote improvements.
b. Description. The SM/CMs are divided into flight support
or academic stage/course managers, both of which are responsible
for the administrative details of their stage or course. The
flight support SM is the SME for his/her stage. The academic CM
works closely with the assigned stage instructors and the TRAWING
training officer while reviewing the assigned course of
c. Responsibilities. While remaining attached to their
assigned units, the SM/CM will:
(1) Assist in the development and/or revision of
curriculum by working directly with the Course Curriculum
Coordinator (CCC) and other instructors within his or her stage
or course as well as encouraging Training Change Recommendations
(TCRs) via the Training Improvement Program (TIP)(see Chapter 3).
(2) Review, revise, and submit FTIs with emphasis on
(3) Review, revise, and submit Instructor Guides (IG)
(4) Ensure all IGs are updated and personalized by each
instructor of the stage/course and are signed by the instructor
as well as the SM/CM.
(5) Review and update as required, all test question
banks for his or her stage/course as changes in training
publications mandate. Test questions shall be updated or
reviewed annually at a minimum.
(6) Ensure there are three versions of each test and that
an examination cover sheet is signed by the SM/CM, indicating the
date the examination bank was reviewed and updated. In units